A popular sweet-tasting root vegetable, Carrots are narrow and cone-shaped. They have thick, fleshy, deeply colored root, which grows underground, and feathery green leaves that emerge above the ground. While these greens are fresh tasting and slightly bitter, the carrot roots are crunchy textured with a sweet and minty aromatic taste.
Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants ( 1 ). They also have a number of health benefits. They’re weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.